This week we are pleased to introduce you to our interns in the actuarial department – Kaya Gendreau, Kate Sebaganji and Catherine Reske.
Kaya is originally from Excelsior, Minnesota, and is currently a student at St. Olaf College. With her time at Intact, she hopes to enhance her analytical and software skills, especially Excel. She also wants to get a feel for being an actuary, and most importantly wants to make strong connections with her peers and mentors. Says Kaya, “I joined Intact because a previous intern that I currently go to college with recommended Intact to me. She had great experiences as an intern!” If Kaya had a chance to go anywhere in the world, she would go to France “hands down!” She is currently rewatching TV Show The Office.
From the beginning of her college journey, Kate wanted to be in the actuarial profession. Through this internship, she hopes to gain insight on what an actuary does and how they interact with other sectors in the insurance industry. “I also hope to grow personally and professionally through interacting and learning from others and by improving my analytical and communication skills,” she says. Kate isoriginally from Kigali, Rwanda and is currently attending the University of St. Thomas.
In the fall of 2021, she attended career fairs and presentations on different internship opportunities. “When I interacted with employees from Intact, they were enthusiastic and excited about how supportive people at Intact are, the great working environment, and the fun work they get to do. All these conversations sparked my interest! I am excited to join the Intact team this summer, and I look forward to being a part of this great community.”
Kaya is currently watching two TV shows: Chicago PD and Suits.
Catherine is a student at the University of St. Thomas, and is eager to gain an understanding of the insurance industry. At Intact, she hopes to further her communication skills and the ability to work through challenges. She is from Waukesha, Wisconsin – about a 30 minute-drive east of Milwaukee. “Intact stood out to me because of the company’s structure. There are various and diverse opportunities to learn from. In addition, just from speaking with Intact employees I sensed a welcoming and accepting company culture,” she says. If Catherine had a chance to go anywhere in the world, she would love to go to Bora Bora! “Those bungalows look like paradise!”
Best of luck Kaya, Kate and Catherine! We look forward to working with you and being a part of your career development.